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Commercialization Done Differently: How Swedish university incubators facilitate the formation of knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial firms

Research project
Avslutad forskning
Project owner
Unit for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Department of Economy and Society

Financed by Maureen McKelvey's Research Programme: “Knowledge- intensive Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Transforming society through knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship”, VR DNR 2017–03360. Swedish Research Council Distinguished Professor’s Programme.

Short description

The role of universities has always been considered important. Historically, they conducted research and educated students. Recently they have gained a third mission, namely to interact with society in other ways. This includes to create economic growth in a more direct way than before, e.g. knowledge transfer. It is in this context my study takes place. I look into how knowledge in the form of ideas from researchers and others undergo a commercialization process under the protective wing of the university.

Doctoral student: Linus Brunnström
Supervisor: Maureen McKelvey
Assistant supervisor: Evangelos Bourelos, Guido Bünstorf